ANDREW SHOEMAKER - “SLUMLORD”
It’s been an embarrassingly long time since my last post. I went back to work part-time at a coffee shop in Kensington. It’s been a fairly pleasant, zen-like experience. I work evenings, alone most of the time, and I’m starting to build a rapport with the regulars. I don’t intend to do this forever, but it is a fine way to earn a wage while I’m pursuing a career in commercial music production.
I’m working on a new song right now. It’s already undergone several major revisions, but today I got it into a shape that I’m reasonably satisfied with. I’m having a hard time identifying the strands of influence in it. Definitely the clickhouse kit was inspired by Telefon Tel Aviv, though I haven’t come near to mastering it. That record is one of my all-time favorites. Melodically speaking, the song shares a lot in common with traditional IDM, particularly Aphex Twin or Squarepusher and the core Warp Records roster. It’s a new style for me, a new set of colors on my pallette, and I look forward to further experimentation with it.